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constitution and restore marriage to opposite-sex couples only. on the same night californians voted barack obama in office, they ovgot this vote back. >> they created the judiciary and legislature and they control the constitution. they decided that marriage should be between a man and woman. >> scott: supporters of gay marriage asked the california supreme court to strike down the newly enacted proposition 8, but in 2009, the state court upheld it. that was the end in state court, but marked an avenue in federal court. in 2010, federal judge walker struck it down saying it violated the equal protection under the law. in a split decision, a three-judge panel of the circuit court of appeals upheld that ruling last february. setting the stage before the u.s. supreme court. this past valentine's day, gay couples demanded marriage licenses at san francisco city hall as they have every year since 2004. they were turned away. >> it affects us in so many ways in our every day life. what we want is to be treated fairly. >> scott: i spoke with lieutenant governor gavin newsom recently about what co
recognizing same-sex marriages in the states where they are legal. after first defending the law, the obama administration switched sides and now says it's unconstitutional. both these cases come to the court in a political climate that's very different from what it was just four years ago when prop 8 was passed. janelle, raj. >> thanks, pete. >>> a bay area boy is now getting worldwide attention after preparing his own argument in favor of same-sex marriage and then sending it to the nation's highest court. 12-year-old daniel sent a letter to supreme court chief justice john roberts about next week's case. even though daniel and his sister have two dads, daniel feels he has a lot in common with the chief justice, who has two adopted children of his own. before mailing his letter to roberts, daniel read it on youtube with hopes of reaching all the justices. >> you and i both know that family goes deeper than blood. i was lucky to be adopted by two guys i can both call dad. >> it's never a good feeling to have your future in somebody else's hands. but we're nervous, you know, and we understa
for supporters of same-sex marriage, what is that going to mean for president obama's legacy on gay marriage? >> it's complicated, because the supreme court could rule any number of ways. it could be a very sweeping decision or a very narrow decision. i think the court likes to be with the times. and if the president of the united states is saying we should not be discriminating against people who want to marry somebody they love. and a majority of the country supports gay marriage, you're going to see more and more alimit of all the different parties on that. >> if the high court decides on doma, what does that mean for opponents for same-sex marriage? is that a settled issue, but is it like obama care and we'll still be talking about it years from now? >> we'll still be talking about it. let's let the states decide one at a time and that's probably the best way. public opinion is definitely shifting. maybe ten years from now, they all will be there. >> if the states decide, then we have patch work of laws where you have folks who can get married in california, but if they move to nebraska,
gesture. president obama's tour of the middle east and may be the most symbolic moment of the trip. the archbishop on gay marriage, what he fears will happen if justices rule in favor of same-sex couples. and nimble as a cat, technology that apple may be protecting your eye >> dan: after all the public events and speeches it was a quiet gesture in a jerusalem cemetery that may have defined his visit to middle east. president put a stone down from m king kick washington memorial on the grave of isak rabin saying it's harder to embark on peace. he arrived in jordan this morning. the president was greeted by jordan's king abdullah at the royal palace. they got down to business. during a news conference, he said he is worried about syria's future once president assad leaves office. >> i'm very concerned becoming an enclave for extremists because they thrive in chaos. >> dan: during his visit to israel he helped broker a phone call between benjamin netanyahu and his turkish counterpart to restore diplomatic relations. netanyahu apologized for the deaths of nine turkish activists and nav
to the country if gays can marry? >> the state has an interest in marriage, it needs men and women to commit to each other as husband and wife and then take responsibility for their children as mothers and fathers. president obama says how he wished his father would have been more involved. >> what's wrong with two fathers. >> how can you redefine marriage to make fathers optional? it's not just two parents, it's a father and a mother. mothering and fathering are distinct phenomena and children do best and have a right to a mother and a father and that's what marriage does. >> brian i'll let you react to that point. >> first of all, these talking points are always ignoring the fact there are hundreds of thousands of children being raised by same-sex couples successfully in this country which is why you have the american academy of pediatrics an lots of other child welfare organizations that have come out in support of parenting and marriage for same-sex couples because they deserve a stable respected home just as much as those raised by opposite sex couples. i disagree somehow allowing those
an interest in marriage because it needs men and women to commit to each other as husband and wife and then take responsibility for their children as mothers and fathers. president obama has spoken movingly about the importance of fathers and how he wished his father would have been involved in his life and how that inspires him to be a good father to his own daughters. >> what's wrong with two fathers? >> how can father be essential when it makes fathers optional. it's a father and a mother. mothering and fathering are a phenomenon and children do best when they have a mother and father. that's what marriage does. >> i'll let you react to that point. >> first of all, these talking points ignore that there are hundreds of thousands of children being raised by same-sex couples successfully in this country which is why you have child welfare organizationses that have come out in support of parenting by same-sex couple and marriage because those kids deserve a stable, protected, respected home just as much as kids being raised by opposite sex couples disagree that allowing those child
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